There may not be a literal platter involved, but federal prosecutors in the nation’s capital have apparently produced a juicy head for their L.A. colleagues — who have spent the past five years struggling to indict former plaintiffs firm Milberg Weiss and its star partner, William Lerach.

That head belongs to John Torkelsen, a notoriously effective expert witness for Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach in dozens of securities suits throughout the 1990s. He’s expected to plead guilty to reporting false information to a government agency in a D.C. federal court Oct. 21.